BGV announces fall 2016 LAUNCH class of entrepreneurs

This fall, Bad Girl Ventures is welcoming five entrepreneurs and business owners to its LAUNCH class. At the end of the class, each business competes for a BGV business loan.
LAUNCH meets every week and provides each business a mentor that offers coaching and instruction. During the eight-week course, participants will learn how to prepare and execute key startup milestones from each business area in order to “launch” their business. While only one business will receive a BGV loan, all five businesses will receive coaching on how to access capital.
  • Chica Sport provides customizable, high-performance athletic accessories for men and women, such as non-slip headbands, cooking neck bandanas and waterproof seat covers. Founder: Meredith Finn
  • Cinfully Sweet offers made-to-order, handcrafted, bite-sized sweets, including cake pops, cupcakes, cookies, chocolate-covered pretzels and dessert bars for birthday parties, wedding receptions, and bridal and baby showers. Owner: Stephanie Mullins
  • Dry Moon Pillowcases offers two-sided pillowcases that solve the problem of night sweats. They highly absorbent, soft terry fabric is engineered to cool you down as you sleep. Founder: Debra Mooney
  • SecondNurture is designed to help people care for those they love. It’s a tool for organizing, communicating and supporting the day-to-day needs of caregivers and care recipients. Founder: Nicole Christopher
  • WEL Enterprise has engineered the first Wastewater Reclamation System that handles wastewater from start to finish. It’s capable of segregating, cleaning and recycling water, solids and other elements. Founder: Katrina Eckard
Each business already has a viable, vetted business with revenue and clients/customers. LAUNCH will help them secure capital in order to take their concepts to the next level.
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Caitlin Koenig is a Cincinnati transplant and 2012 grad of the School of Journalism at the University of Missouri. She's the department editor for Soapbox Media and currently lives in Northside with her husband, Andrew, and their three furry children. Follow Caitlin on Twitter at @caite_13.